Homo Digitalis speaks at a meeting of UN experts on Race, Borders and Digital Technologies
On 16 and 17 June, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, organised a meeting of experts in the context of her report on Race, Borders and Digital Technologies. The meeting was co-organised with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and particularly the “UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights” and the “UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.”
Eleftherios Chelioudakis represented Homo Digitalis at the two-day meeting of experts and gave a presentation on the positions of our organisation, as reflected in the relevant memorandum we had submitted, as well as the technologies used in the field of border guarding at European level.
It was a great honor for Homo Digitalis to be present at this two-day meeting and to exchange ideas and views with the UN Special Rapporteur as well as with the outstanding participants. We would like to warmly thank the Special Rapporteur, Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, for the interest she showed in our written proposals and presentation, as well as for the opportunity she gave us to participate in the meeting she organised.
It is worth noting that the meeting was attended by leading universities and civil society organisations from around the world, such as University College London, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Queen Mary University of London, Lunds Universitet, University of Exeter, Berkeley, Georgetown University, Yale, Harvard, University of Toronto, EDRi, and Privacy International, among others.